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Tue, Jan 31 2012 - 01:40 PM

Submission

Being submissive to a spouse is something that is done in love. Not something that a man can demand of his wife. I think many men misunderstand and misinterpret this statement. Ephesians 5 makes it clear that both parties are responsible to one another.

 21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

 22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

 23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

 24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Divorces aren't all caused by rebellious women. Divorce is usually caused by infidelity. Which according to the bible is an acceptable reason for divorce proceedings. Many women probably aren't submitting to the man because the men aren't standing up to their role as head of household. And many homes are no longer Christian.

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moomoosbuddy - 5 years ago

Very true.

I personally experianced the man is head of the church.

My reply was when Jesus said he did not come to BE SERVED but rather TO SERVE. Therefore the man must think of his family first.

On te other hand, hw many women are will to submit to mans authority? That does not mean he is adictator, the woman can and sometimes should influence his desicions.

BUT, once the decision is made, the woman should abide by it ,even if she disagrees with it.

praizeop - 5 years ago

Many Christian men would remain single as the Apostle Paul suggested if they understood Ephesians 5:25 to mean that they must 'die' to their needs to meet the needs of their wives.

mog57 - 5 years ago

If a man is walking in truth and in love the wife will want to follow him. There is just too many husbands that are like Archie Bunker kind of men, and i das a man do not blame wives for not wanting to submitt to their dictator husbands. Love will never fail and divorce is truly a failing attribute. marriages fail because of fidelity (lack there of) financial issues and just plain lack of respect and love. Any how if we allow for the Holy Spirit to bind us together we will go a lot further in the right direction. God bless you for starting this blog.
Respectfully yours
Paul

praizeop2 - 5 years ago

After reading this I thought it would be great for a forum discussion; then I saw that you had already put it into Forums! Good job! :) Blessings ~ Sarah